Sensuous

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Sensuous
Cornelius-sensuous.jpg
Studio album by Cornelius
Released October 25, 2006 (2006-10-25)
Genre Shibuya-kei, experimental
Length 46:57
Label Warner Music Japan
Producer Keigo Oyamada
Cornelius chronology
Point
(2001)Point2001
Sensuous
(2006)
Mellow Waves
(2017)Mellow Waves2017
Singles from Sensuous
  1. "Music"
    Released: August 23, 2006
  2. "Breezin'"
    Released: September 27, 2006
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 70/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
BBC favorable[3]
Drowned in Sound 9/10[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
Hot Press favorable[6]
NME favorable[7]
Pitchfork 7.8/10[8]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[9]
Spin favorable[10]
Stylus Magazine B[11]

Sensuous is the fifth studio album by Cornelius.[10] It was originally released in 2006. It peaked at number 8 on the Oricon Albums Chart.[12] In the United States, it was released via Everloving Records in 2007.

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Sensuous received an average score of 70% based on 18 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Heather Phares of AllMusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5, calling it "the finest expression of Cornelius' inimitable, playfully sophisticated musical language yet."[2] Eric Harvey of Pitchfork gave the album a 7.8 out of 10, writing that that the album "represents yet another step forward for Oyamada's unique headphone pop."[8] He added, "It's not quite the departure that Point was from Fantasma, but it feels like a natural next step."[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sensuous" Keigo Oyamada 4:21
2. "Fit Song" Oyamada 3:59
3. "Breezin'" Oyamada 3:50
4. "Toner" Oyamada 1:32
5. "Wataridori" Oyamada 6:56
6. "Gum" Oyamada 3:45
7. "Scum" Hiromori Hayashi, John Stafford, Nie Erh 0:38
8. "Omstart" Oyamada, Eirik Glambek Bøe, Erlend Øye 4:38
9. "Beep It" Oyamada 4:02
10. "Like a Rolling Stone" Oyamada 3:28
11. "Music" Oyamada 4:52
12. "Sleep Warm" Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Lewis Lew Spence 4:52

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[13] 18
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[12] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sensuous by Cornelius". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Phares, Heather. "Sensuous - Cornelius". AllMusic. Retrieved October 23, 2017. 
  3. ^ Hayden, Guy (2007). "Cornelius - Sensuous - Review". BBC. Retrieved October 23, 2017. 
  4. ^ Denney, Alex (March 29, 2007). "Cornelius - Sensuous". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved October 23, 2017. 
  5. ^ Burgess, John (March 23, 2007). "Cornelius, Sensuous". The Guardian. Retrieved October 23, 2017. 
  6. ^ Keane, Mark (April 30, 2007). "Sensuous". Hot Press. Retrieved October 23, 2017. 
  7. ^ Phull, Hardeep (March 22, 2007). "Cornelius". NME. Retrieved October 23, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b c Harvey, Eric (April 13, 2007). "Cornelius: Sensuous". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 23, 2017. 
  9. ^ Hoard, Christian (April 17, 2007). "Cornelius: Sensuous". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on June 5, 2008. Retrieved October 23, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b Niimi, J (May 10, 2007). "Cornelius, 'Sensuous' (Everloving)". Spin. Retrieved October 23, 2017. 
  11. ^ Orme, Mike (November 2, 2006). "Cornelius - Sensuous". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on March 21, 2008. Retrieved October 23, 2017. 
  12. ^ a b "CORNELIUSのアルバム売り上げランキング". Oricon. Archived from the original on March 4, 2014. Retrieved October 23, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Cornelius - Chart history - Top Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2017. 

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